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By Alfred S. Posamentier

The main ubiquitous, and maybe the main exciting, quantity development in arithmetic is the Fibonacci series. during this basic development starting with ones, every one succeeding quantity is the sum of the 2 numbers instantly previous it (1, 1, 2, three, five, eight, thirteen, 21, advert infinitum). faraway from being only a interest, this series recurs in constructions stumbled on all through nature - from the association of whorls on a pinecone to the branches of definite plant stems. All of that is incredible facts for the deep mathematical foundation of the flora and fauna.

With admirable readability, veteran math educators take us on a desirable journey of the numerous ramifications of the Fibonacci numbers. they start with a quick heritage of a exotic Italian discoverer, who, between different accomplishments, was once answerable for popularizing using Arabic numerals within the West. Turning to botany, the authors show, via illustrative diagrams, the incredible connections among Fibonacci numbers and usual types (pineapples, sunflowers, and daisies are only a number of examples).

In artwork, structure, the inventory marketplace, and different components of society and tradition, they indicate a variety of examples of the Fibonacci series in addition to its spinoff, the "golden ratio." and naturally in arithmetic, because the authors amply display, there are nearly boundless functions in likelihood, quantity idea, geometry, algebra, and Pascal's triangle, to call a few.

Accessible and attractive to even the main math-phobic person, this enjoyable and enlightening e-book permits the reader to understand the beauty of arithmetic and its outstanding functions in either normal and cultural settings.  

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